If you're like most professional women, you are used to working around the clock — checking email on your commute home, fine-tuning presentations before bed, catching up on industry news at the gym. So, when you have a quiet moment while the baby's sleeping, you might be tempted to check in — and not even because of expectations from your employers.
Many new moms worry that their first day back to work will be met with an overflowing inbox and dozens of projects with loose ends that are waiting on you to tie them up right away, and they think that a bit of time here and there will help. Sure, it'll make it a little easier when you are back at work, but you only get this time with your new baby once. Try to make that your full-time job.